Anything but Ordinary

by The Chance

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Our debut full-length album!

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released October 30, 2015

Produced and engineered by Mike Bridgett and Jack O'Connell
Mixed by Mike Bridgett at The Monster House in Waldorf, MD
Mastered by Paul Leavitt at Valencia Recording in Baltimore, MD

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The Chance Baltimore, Maryland

On October 30th, pop rockers The Chance release their debut full-length album, “Anything but Ordinary,” produced by Mike Bridgett (Turnover, Count Your Blessings). The Chance brings a driving pop-punk sound, interweaving acoustic and electric songs peppered with hook after hook. ... more

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Track Name: Knock Me Down
A pretty little picture frame of a “Brokenhearted-Loverboy-Loves-A-Girl" game
I never ever felt the same since I let the dirty witch take my heart away
But maybe if I never even knew her name, I could find a way to find my heart again
And maybe if I told her we should just be friends I’d win

And every time I say good night
She leaves me thinkin’ everything will be alright

Well, she’s singin’ “la da da”
‘Cause she loves to knock me down
And she knows I won’t quit her now
I’m addicted to the way she’s got my head spinnin’ around, right round
Every time that she knocks me down
She’s singin’ “la da da da da”

A pretty little movie scene of a “Brokenhearted-Loverboy-Loves-A-Girl" dream
I never thought that you could be so mean and watch my soul rip at the seams
But maybe if I never even knew her name I could find a way to find my heart again
And maybe if I told her we should just be friends I’d win

And when I go to sleep tonight
I know she’ll leave me thinkin’ everything will be alright

But I know she’s singin’ “la da da”
‘Cause she loves to knock me down
And she knows I won’t quit her now
I’m addicted to the way she’s got my head spinnin’ around, right round
Every time that she knocks me down
She’s singin’ “la da da da da”

Well, she’s singin’ “la da da”
‘Cause she loves to knock me down
And she knows I won’t quit her now
I’m addicted to the way she’s got my head spinnin’ around, right round
Every time that she knocks me down
She’s singin’ “la da da da da”

Whoa, she’s singin’ “la da da”
‘Cause she loves to knock me down
And she knows I won’t quit her now
I’m addicted to the way that she’s got me spinnin’ around, right round
Every time that she knocks me down
She’s singin’ “la da da da da”
Singin’ “la da da da da”
Singin’ “la da da da da”
Track Name: Hometown Girls
I wanna be a rock star
I wanna shake up the world
I’m so damn tired of these hometown girls
In my fast car, put on the diamonds and pearls I bought you

Well, it was 2010 and I was one year into high school partyin’ with my friends
I met this girl and my band really drove her crazy
And I haven’t forgot, she was so damn hot
But she talked about the future, getting married, and whatnot
So one day I said, “Listen, baby”

I said I wanna be a rock star
I wanna shake up the world
I’m so damn tired of these hometown girls
In my fast car, put on the diamonds and pearls I bought you

Well, she slapped me and yelled, “Honey, go to hell”
“You’re never gonna make it, you’re too full of yourself”
And ever since then, those words have really driven me crazy
It’s just I can’t imagine going all my life without seeing what the foreign girls look like at night
Sometimes she asks me to chill, and I said “Maybe”

I said I wanna be a rock star
I wanna shake up the world
I’m so damn tired of these hometown girls
In my fast car, put on the diamonds and pearls I bought you
I say I wanna be a pop star
I wanna travel the world
Have a one night stand with a cute French girl
In my fast car, put on the diamonds and pearls I bought you
Because I wanna be

It was 2010 and I was one year into high school partyin’ with my friends
I met this girl and my band really drove her crazy
And I’m singin’ “Whoa, whoa, whoa”

I said I wanna be a rock star
I wanna shake up the world
I’m so damn tired of these hometown girls
In my fast car, put on the diamonds and pearls I bought you
I say I wanna be a pop star
I wanna travel the world
Have a one night stand with a cute French girl
In my fast car, put on the diamonds and pearls I bought you

Because I wanna be a rock star
I wanna be a rock star
I wanna be a rock star
Take those diamonds and pearls
Because I wanna be
Track Name: West Coast Ghost (feat. AJ Perdomo)
It was the summer, we were harbor side
Too young for the big city nightlife
So we partied in my best friend’s ride
Went a little too hard, it felt a little too right
And I remember those suntan legs
That pretty white dress, it drove me insane
And the moment that you made me say, “I’ll get you home safe, I’ll make it okay”

We made a date with the Charm City skyline
We were gonna be alright

But now you and I are anything but ordinary
And I’m so love drunk that I don’t care
And when you’re at a party on the west coast
And I’m chasing your ghost I’m wishing I was there
Wishin’ I was there

The next summer didn’t feel as right
Still too young for the promise of a lifetime
So you chose to book that flight and broke my heart at the concert that night
I didn’t wanna lose you at a Brightside Drive show
I hear that song and I feel so alone
What happened to the girl I used to know?
Now your pretty white dress is lost in the snow

We made a date with the Charm City skyline
We were gonna be alright

But now you and I are anything but ordinary
And I’m so love drunk that I don’t care
And when you’re at a party on the west coast
And I’m chasing your ghost I’m wishing I was there

Because you and I are anything but ordinary
And I’m so love drunk that I don’t care
And when you’re wanting more
And I’m still here in Baltimore
You’ll be wishin’ I was there
Wishin’ I was there
Track Name: The Girl in Black
Well, there’s a hill where I sat in the dark
A girl in black in the front seat of my car
There was diamonds in her eyes and tattoos on her arms
I saw them in the moonlight
She said, “Boy, don’t ever tell a soul”
And I said, “Girl, nobody has to know, just as long as I can get you home a little before midnight”

And then she smiled as she took off her disguise
And I could see fire burnin’ deep inside her eyes
And when she whispered to me, “Why does wrong have to feel so right?” I kinda lost my mind

She had me singin’ “La da da la da la da la da la da…”

On the hill, sittin’ in the dark
The girl in black makin’ moves up in my car
There’s diamonds in her eyes and tattoos on her arms
I saw them in the streetlight
Oh, and the way she swayed to the song on the radio
Addicted to her ways, I won’t quit until I overdose
She jumped up on the seat and then she jumped on top of me and took me down

And when she smiled I could see through her disguise
Right into the fire burnin’ deep inside her eyes
And when she whispered to me, “Why does wrong have to feel so right?” I think I lost my mind
And then she took a breathe and leaned in for the kiss
And I could taste the fire that ignited on her lips
And when she whispered to me, “Now, babe, it’s never felt like this”
It’s never felt like this

She had me singin’ “La da da la da la da la da la da…”

She said, “Boy, don’t ever tell a soul”
And I said, “Girl, I swear he’ll never know just as long as I can get you home a little before midnight”

And then she gave me that look and she leaned in for the kiss
And I could taste the fire that ignited on her lips
And when she whispered to me, “Now, babe, it’s never felt like this”
It’s never felt like this
And then she screamed and I was drownin’ in the sin
And I was burned by the fire that ignited on her skin
And when she whispered to me, “Now, babe, it’s never felt like this”
It’s never felt like this

Now we’re singin’ “La da da la da la da la da la da…”
Track Name: Do Me a Favor
Back then you had no problem givin’ me up for someone else’s boyfriend
And I said, do you remember what I said?
That someday I would be laughin’
And I know that you’ll be at my show when you hear my band playin’ on the radio
Front row ‘cause you think I haven’t figured you out

Baby, don’t kiss me, I know you miss me
And I never thought I’d throw you away
But honey, you dissed me, and now you’re sorry
Well, it took everything to hide my pain
And now I wanna break your little heart and watch you cryin’ in the rain
Do me a favor and get the hell away

Back then, I was just a loser kid when you told me all about your new boyfriend
And I said, do you remember what I said?
And now baby look at who’s laughin’
And you’ll see, you’ll be weak at the knees
When you see my band playin’ on your television screen
It’s my scene, and you’re gonna get lost in the clouds
As I wave to the crowd

Baby, don’t kiss me, I know you miss me
And I never thought I’d throw you away
But honey, you dissed me, and now you’re sorry
Well, it took everything to hide my pain
And now I wanna break your little heart and watch you cryin’ in the rain
Do me a favor and get the hell away

Baby, don’t kiss me, I know you miss me
But it’s time that I told you the truth
You know that you dissed me and I’m not sorry ‘cause the truth is
I’m too good for you

Baby, don’t kiss me, I know you miss me
And I never thought I’d throw you away
But honey, you dissed me, and now you’re sorry
Well, it took everything to hide my pain
Baby, don’t kiss me, I know that you miss me
(I know that you’ll be at my show when you hear my band playin’ on the radio)
But, honey, I really can’t stand that face
(Front row ‘cause you think I haven’t figured you out)
And ever since you dissed me I know you’ve been sorry
But, sweetie, I’m oh so over the pain
And now I wanna take that little heart of yours and throw it in the rain
Do me a favor and get the fuck away
Track Name: Set it Off
The doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong with me
My body’s on fire and I can’t breathe
It’s been this way for a little over two weeks
That’s when you came to me in a summer dream
And the pills that they gave me aren’t doin’ anything
And I haven’t had much luck with the remedies

Baby, there’s a bomb tickin’ deep in my heart
You went and set it off and covered up my older scars
Girl, they found your name cut deep in my bones
I’m never gonna let it go
I’m never gonna let it go
I can’t sleep, there’s a fire in my head burnin’ holes through my chest the moment that we met
You put a bomb somewhere deep inside my heart
And now you went and set it off

The doctors said they’d send me to therapy
To open up my mind and see what I see
They found a picture of you makin’ love to me
Somewhere in a drunken haze of a summer dream

And the side effects of the pills, they aren’t helpin’ anything
And the doctors don’t even know that you’re the remedy

Girl, you went and set it off
Baby, there’s a bomb tickin’ deep in my heart

Baby, there’s a bomb tickin’ deep in my heart
You went and set it off and covered up my older scars
Girl, they found your name cut deep in my bones
I’m never gonna let it go
I’m never gonna let it go
I can’t sleep, there’s a fire in my head burnin’ holes through my chest the moment that we met
You put a bomb somewhere deep inside my heart
And now you went and set it off
Track Name: Maybe Then
I dreamt of you last night, my dear
I’m so sorry, and I know I promised you I wouldn’t
I said I’d let it go
But what you told me in my dream made me smile as I slept
And you reminded me of all the things I can’t forget

Like all those summer nights when we were layin’ in the dark
Cuddled up between my sheets, your head pressed to my heart
Sometimes I still taste the vodka that was dancin’ on your lips the first time that we kissed

Oh, and I’d give anything if I could turn back time
And study all those little things that made you fall in love with me
And maybe then I could make you fall for me again

And if you think of me, my dear, write a letter, let me know
Tell me about those fantasies where you never let me go
And if I see you in your dream, I hope it’s the day we met
So I can relive all those memories I can’t forget

Do you remember all those days wearin’ sweatpants on my couch?
Cuddled in between the cushions with no intent on goin’ out
And I swear I still taste the whiskey that was leanin’ on your lips the last time that we kissed

Oh, and I’d give anything if I could turn back time
And study all those little things that made you fall in love with me
And maybe then I could make you fall for me again
Well, I
Well, I’m hopin’ girl, I’m hopin’ if you try
And study all those little things that made you fall in love with me
And maybe then I could make you fall for me again

And I’ve been dreamin’ ‘bout the plans you made with me
Oh, and I’ve been havin’ visions of those freckles on your cheeks
So, if you ask me ‘bout the things I know I can’t let go
Well, I’ll tell you what I miss the most

It’s all those summer nights layin’ in the dark
In between my sheets, your head pressed to my heart
And I swear I still taste the vodka that was dancin’ on your lips the first time that we kissed

Oh, and I’d give anything if I could turn back time
And study all those little things that made you fall in love with me
And maybe then I could make you fall for me again
Well, I
Well, I’m hopin’ girl, I’m hopin’ if you try
And study all those little things that made you fall in love with me
And maybe then I could make you fall for me again
Track Name: Back Seat (feat. Brown Bear)
At work on a Monday night
She turns around and I’m like,
“Gotta give a wink and little half smile to the girl with the eyes that could make my night”
She’s stuck in her own little world
She knows she’s just that kind of girl
She can use me anytime she likes
I can never resist when she comes on like,
“I’m parked right outside and I’m feelin’ a little lonely tonight”

Let’s go crazy
Meet me in the back seat
Put your arms around me
And show me what heaven’s like
Girl, you can shake me
Push me, pull me, take me
You can call me “Baby”
To let me know you’re mine
But only for tonight

At work on a Wednesday night
She turns around I’m like,
“Maybe I should try to resist her eyes, she’s the girl with the agenda that could break my night”
She’s stuck in her own little world and I know she’s just that kind of girl
She can make me do what she likes
I can never resist when she comes on like,
“I’m a little lonely tonight”

Goddamn, girl, I hate it when you do this shit
Textin' me the next day with a fresh plate of all this stupid shit
And I ain't even had breakfast
Give me a little peace, don't bother me just ‘cause I checked you off the checklist
And I know I sound reckless and restless
But honestly, I'm probably just a replacement for your ex’s
Don’t be expectin’ a bracelet or a necklace
Just face it, complacent, can’t take it for another second
And, yes, I'm still the same asshole as last week
Keep yellin' at ya 'til your voice is raspy, then act sweet
And last week was our last meet
But if you're down to go, why don't you meet me in the back seat?

Let’s go crazy
Meet me in the back seat
Put your arms around me
And show me what heaven’s like
Girl, you can shake me
Push me, pull me, take me
You can call me “Baby”
To let me know you’re mine
But only for tonight
Only for tonight
Only for tonight
Only for tonight
Track Name: Some Kind of Magic
Well, there’s a string of lights in my room that remind of you
A different color for every little thing that you do
The smell of my sheets, I haven’t washed ‘em in weeks
Tricks me into thinkin’ that you’re lyin’ to me
But I broke it off cold, I was sure I was sold
But your eyes insist on holdin’ on to my heart strings, baby
They’ve been playin’ me and takin’ me down

Well, you can call me a hypocrite
But, girl, I’m starting to lose it
Oh, I’m gonna lose my mind

Because you and I aren’t logical, oh, it’s kinda tragic
But when you and I get physical, oh, some kind of magic takes over my soul, I lose all control, the bad things feel good too
I bet there’s a fish in the sea who’s better for me, that’s true
But the one I wanna catch is you
I said, the one I wanna catch is you

There’s a little box in my drawer that holds a few things of yours
Sometimes I take it out and spread ‘em out on the floor
I found a picture of us
Dammit, we were in love
Starts to make me think about the things I gave up
And now everybody knows that I can’t let go
‘Cause your smile insists on holdin’ on to my loveline, baby
I know you know you’re takin’ me down

Well, you can say you’re over it
But, girl, I’m not that stupid
Oh, I know you’re losin’ your mind

Because you and I aren’t logical, oh, it’s kinda tragic
But when you and I get physical, oh, some kind of magic takes over my soul, I lose all control, the bad things feel good too
I bet there’s a fish in the sea who’s better for me, that’s true
But the one I wanna catch is you
I said, the one I wanna catch is you

And at night, in my dreams, you’re still laughin’ here with me
Jokin’ about all the things I know that we could be
Well, love is never easy; sometimes it tears you apart
But, this time, I broke my own heart

And you and I aren’t logical, oh, it’s so damn tragic
But, we
We’re never meant disposable, oh, I’m waitin’ for the magic to take over my soul, I lose all control, I want all the bad things too
Forget all the fish in the sea, no one’s better for me than you


Because you and I aren’t logical, oh, it’s kinda tragic
But when you and I get emotional, oh, some kind of magic takes over my soul, I lose all control, I want all the bad things too
I bet there’s a fish in the sea who’s better for me, that’s true
But the one I wanna catch is you
I said, the one I wanna catch is you
Track Name: Perfect (feat. The Match Twins)
Getting lost in your brown eyes
Underneath the blue skies
Skating on the river so wide
I remember those long days wasting my summer away
With you here by my side
By my side
And baby, we, we’re alright
With you here by my side

But then the colder winds of September rolled in
And you told I’d never see my love again

So I said
Tell me, baby, was it really worth it?
Do you take pride in playing God?
I thought you were in love
Do you think what you’re doin’ is perfect?
Oh, I thought you were the one
But now my heart’s lost in someone else’s bed
And that’s as good as it’s gonna get
Without my Juliet

Getting lost in the long nights
Dancing in the moonlight
Skating on the river so wide
I remember those long days wasting my winter away
With you here by my side
By my side
And baby, we, we’re alright
With you here by my side

But then the warmer winds of April rolled in
And you told me I’d never see my love again

So I said
Tell me, baby, was it really worth it?
Do you take pride in playing God?
I thought you were in love
Do you think what you’re doin’ is perfect?
Oh, I thought you were the one
But now my heart’s lost with nowhere else to go
And that is all that I’m ever gonna know
Without my Romeo
Track Name: Falling for Your Everything (Reprise)
Soft, I kiss her on the cheek
She returns the favor, spins her head and kisses me
She’s cute, she’s my princess, she’s my queen
What does she think of me?
What does she think of me?
It’s the way she drives me wild

I think I’m fallin’ for your smile
Fallin’ for your eyes
Fallin’ for your lack of a disguise
I think I’m passin’ just a fling because you make me sing
And girl, I think I’m fallin’ for your everything

Twisted, tied up in her eyes
Her beautiful brown eyes, they keep me hypnotized
She’s cute, she’s my future, she’s my dream
What does she think of me?
What does she think of me?
It’s the way she keeps me high

I think I’m fallin’ for your smile
Fallin’ for your eyes
Fallin’ for your lack of a disguise
I think I’m passin’ just a fling because you make me sing
And girl, I think I’m fallin’ for your everything

And even though I know things are gonna change
I will always remember you, the memories remain

I think I’m fallin’ for your smile
Fallin’ for your eyes
Fallin’ for your lack of a disguise
I think I’m passin’ just a fling because you make me sing
And girl, I think I’m fallin’ for your everything

I think I’m fallin’ for your smile
Fallin’ for your eyes
Fallin’ for your lack of a disguise
I think I’m passin’ just a fling because you make me sing
And girl, I think I’m fallin’ for your everything

I think I’m fallin’ for your everything